BBM Blog – Entry 5
The Re-Use Atlas: A designer’s guide to the circular economy
Since the Waste House was completed in June 2014, our very own Duncan Baker-Brown has been working on a book that considers the challenges and opportunities presenting designers and clients who wish to ‘mine the anthropocene’, i.e.work with existing places, communities and stuff previously mined and processed. Duncan’s book is entitled ‘The Re-Use Atlas’. It will be published in May 2017. However, this blog will give people the opportunity to read parts of the book before the publishing date.
This entry features the second in the series of case studies from Duncan’s book. The company Re-worked was set up in 2005 by Adam Fairweather as a non-profit business investing in green and social enterprise. This approach originated from Fairweather’s research at the University of Brighton in 2003–4, where his lead project considered waste streams from within the coffee industry that could be recycled within a circular economic model.. Next week’s case study details the work by Superuse who completed what many people believe to be Europe’s (if not the world’s) first contemporary house made from a selection of waste material. Superuse procured this using its ‘Harvest Mapping’ methodology.
Check out the fifth entry here